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Tremblay Exits Nettwerk, Launches New Management Shop

VANCOUVER (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Nettwerk Music Group Senior Vice President Pierre Tremblay has departed the firm, claiming that the company has "lost focus."

"Basically Nettwerk has been going in a different direction than the one I wanted," Tremblay told Billboard "I want to build a branding and management company and Terry wants to create a 'future music company.' There was definitely a different perspective.

Tremblay has launched a new Vancouver-based company Hive Management. A number of acts that Trembley repped at Nettwerk are making the jump with him to Hive, including Toronto-based rock outfit Billy Talent, Silverstein, Sweet Thing and Shawn Hlookoff.

Tremblay joined Nettwerk in 1995 as their head of west coast operations while the company was expanding heavily into the management side of the business. However, the management arm had suffered in recent years from the exit of a number of high profile artists including Coldplay and Avril Lavigne.

"As such we needed to make new priorities as we move Nettwerk into the future and that meant ending some relationships," Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride told Billboard. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers